Ken Elkins, Regional Director:
What were you doing before Big Green? COO for school-based mentoring org Winning Futures
What do you love most about Detroit? The grit of the people, the fact that we do not subscribe to the narrative that’s giving about us. We keep moving forward to move their own story.
Fun fact: I love making people laugh!
Ava Jackson, Program Manager:
What were you doing before your joined Big Green? I was the Program Director at Playworks.
What do you like to do when you’re not at Big Green? I like to workout and spend time with my nieces and nephews
Fun fact: I played college Basketball, I’m always ready for a game of Basketball when my knee allows me.
Odie Avery, Project Manager:
What were you doing before your joined Big Green? Residential Landscape Design and Maintenance – Northshore Chicago
What do you like to do when you’re not at Big Green? I enjoy camping, working in the garden at home, exploring hidden wonders and gems around Detroit, hanging out with my pups (boxer & beagle), and spending time with my 4 year old nephew.
What’s your favorite thing about Detroit? Definitely the History & Architecture! The people here are pretty awesome, too!
What’s your favorite veggie? Just one?! I suppose beets would be #1, followed by leeks, then kohlrabi.
Jonathan Pavley, Garden Educator
What were you doing before your joined Big Green? Before Big Green I co-founded and operated Green Thumb Garden Center in Ferndale MI.
What do you like to do when you’re not at Big Green? When not at Big Green I can be found lounging on the lake, skateboarding around the city, or stick fighting with MKG Detroit.
Share a fun fact about yourself! I am a descendant of Myles Standish, Military Captain of the Mayflower.